Visiting Washington DC with kids is not a vacation where families spend hours by a pool, it’s a sightseeing destination. As a consequence, accommodation location is everything, particularly in DC where there’s quite a bit of walking involved in exploring all the different monuments and museums. The location of family-friendly Hotel Rouge is excellent, as is the plethora of ideal room configurations for traveling with kids.
Rouge is owned by Kimpton Hotels …
Many people prefer the style, intimate atmosphere, and personalized service of a boutique hotel over a large chain-hotel with several hundred rooms.
I opt for boutique hotels too when excellent options are available; however, it’s much more difficult to identify smaller hotels that are kid-friendly since most have limited amenities and do not have the capacity for a long list of family-centric services. There are an increasing number of exceptions like Kimpton Hotels’ KimptonKids program and Affinia Hotels has My Family programs (Chicago, New York, and DC).